Heritage Lottery Fund Project

Tell us your stories and memories…..


In September 2016, Hall for Cornwall received development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to work on a pilot project entitled Revealing City Hall: One Building, 1265 Voices project. This initial funding was a recognition of the building’s importance at the heart of Cornwall’s history and community and will help us to progress plans to apply for a full grant later on in the year.

Over the years, Truro City Hall has been many things to many people. Courts of Justice, skating rink, food market, rifle range, jail, theatre and seat of political power. It has survived fire and economic downturn; provided a platform for civic unrest and played host to award-winning shows.

Now we want to hear your stories and memories of the building to help celebrate its very unique 350 year history. Did your grandparents have their first date in the cinema in 1912? Were your relatives active in the fire brigade housed in the building in the 1870's? Or did they witness the clock tower being destroyed by fire in 1914?

Whatever your story or memory - whether historical or present day, funny or sad, personal or public - we’d love to hear it. Come and be part of our unique journey as we look to unveil previously untold stories of the building and shape an exciting new chapter in Hall for Cornwall’s history.

To share your story, please send a brief outline (150 words max) to Getinvolved@hallforcornwall.org.uk.